Dear Friends deserve gorgeous cards, for any reason!

Today’s cards used the Paper Pumpkin “May good things grow” supplies that were designed for the front of the envelope, not the inside card. But it was too pretty not to be used on not just one card, but 2!

Here’s the original envelope design from the kit:

I carefully cut the envelope apart (save the rest for another card!) and cut the front design off. I cut it slightly smaller to fit on an usual 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Blackberry Bliss card base with a small frame effect. And because I thought the background was too pretty to completely cover up, I cut the large flower overlay in half and used the bottom half here. I added one of the leaves from the kit under the tag. I added the Blackberry Bliss ribbon from the kit, then tied a piece of retired twine (the Linen thread would look just as pretty) around and through the tag finishing with a bow. I used the Happy Birthday stamp from the kit stamped in Blushing Bride ink. What do you think? It was so easy, unless you count the fussy cutting of the large flower piece in half – LOL.

I used the top half of the flowers on the below card. I added a few of the Artisian Pearls in the flower centers for a little bling. I cut the Fresh Fig card from the kit in half and dry embossed it with the new Tufted textured embossing folder. I layered this on top of a piece of Mossy Meadow, then onto a Soft Suede card base. The greeting tag was cut from Mossy Meadow and a leftover piece of the Crumb Cake card from yesterday with the Layering Ovals framelits. The Old Olive ribbon is not Stampin’ Up!, but I love the look it gave to the card.

So two cards from one envelope design, how awesome is that!?! I didn’t need much to create the cards other than the Paper Pumpkin kit supplies.


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Another may good things grow card

Today’s card follows the original card ideas (card on the left below) from the May Good Things Grow, March 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit, at least in spirit.

Instead of using the Crumb Cake card as a card, I cut it in half and layered it under the Flirty Flamingo dots paper. I layered these on top of a Blushing Bride piece to create a frame and then adhered it all to a Fresh Fig card base. Here’s my card version.

I added a doily under a banner of Soft Suede and layered the Fresh Fig ribbon on top of that. I tied a small bow with Blackberry Bliss retired twine. Again, a quick and easy card with just a few these additional supplies other than those in the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m hoping the saying carries over into my fall garden attempts. We’ll see!


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May good things grow, all year round

And fall is a wonderful time to grow all kinds of vegetables and flowers. Unfortunately, I have a brown thumb and whatever survives in my garden is despite my valiant efforts! But I keep trying.

Fortunately though, I can make fall cards, and I love doing it. I had one more unopened “fall” Paper Pumpkin kit (March-2018 “May Good Things Grown”) that I thought would work because of its muted colors. It was meant for spring flowers…but, hey I can work with it! That’s what I love about my Paper Pumpkin kits – you can make them fit many more occasions than they were designed to do!

Today’s card used the envelope with the large roses (see below). I cut it apart to use the “Flower Seed” picture for the front of my card. I thought it would make a beautiful birthday card, but you could use whatever greeting you needed on your card. Oh, and be sure to save the rest of that envelope since I’ll show you how to use it on another card!


This was so easy to create with just a few extra pieces since the rose envelope front was so stunning. I cut the card front off and down so that I had a small frame of color from the Mossy Meadow card base. I added a thin strip of Blushing Bride on the left hand side to balance the card and pull out that color from the roses. I tied piece of the Blushing Bride twine (retired) with a bow over the Blushing Bride strip. I used the kit’s tag and Happy Birthday stamp with Blushing Bride ink. And that was it! That’s how easy it is to make cards with the Paper Pumpkin kits! Have you gotten yours?

Here’s the few additional supplies I used with my kit:

Thanks for stopping by today. What did you like about today’s simple and fast card? Do you think you could make this one? I bet you can!!


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Fall colors, fall leaves, fall weather and more card ideas

Continuing with my fall theme and making fall cards, here are a few more ideas from Stampin’ Up!’s annual and holiday catalogs.

And some beautiful cards from this bundle:

The “Rooted in Nature” bundle is gorgeous and works for many seasons, but particularly nice for fall when combined with the Nature’s Poem DSP.

Be sure you see my card here from yesterday using this paper! And here are some other card ideas for fall cards.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope all my fall cards this week gave you lots of ideas for your fall cards! Happy fall crafting this weekend! See you Monday.


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